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    Valley of the Tennessee

    This 1944 film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information’s Overseas Motion Picture Bureau. It details the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, which was founded in 1933 to address…

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    The Failed Promise

    Robert Levine talked about the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War and the lives of Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson. This virtual program was hosted by the National…

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    British Loyalists During the American Revolution

    During the American Revolution, not all colonists wanted nor fought for independence from England. Early American historians discussed the legacy of loyalists and examine why some wanted to…

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    Spies, Lies, and Algorithms

    Author Amy Zegart tracked the history of American espionage from George Washington’s Revolutionary War spies to today’s digital world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with intelligence…

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    Jim Crow and Its Afterlives

    University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph Reed provided a history of the Jim Crow era through the day-to-day lives of Blacks in the South. This was a virtual program…

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    The Trials of Harry S. Truman

    Jeffrey Frank revisited Harry Truman’s presidency - including the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, and the dropping of the first nuclear bombs, among other topics. The…

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    Female Genius

    Author Mary Sarah Bilder looked at the life of Eliza Harriot Barons O’Connor, one of the first female lecturers in the 1780s, and her impact on American intellectual life. This virtual…

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    Ways and Means

    Author Roger Lowenstein talked about how Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of Treasury Salmon Chase worked together to manage the financial front during the Civil War, levying taxes and…

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    Robert E. Lee - A Life

    Allen Guelzo talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s life from boyhood through the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center hosted this virtual program.

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    Mexican-American War

    Aquinas College professor John Pinheiro taught a class about the Mexican-American War during the late 1840s. Professor Pinheiro is the author of Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and…

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    Library of Congress

    This Academy Award-winning short documentary takes viewers on a tour through the Library’s reading rooms and facilities, highlighting how the institution benefits the public and scholars…

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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

    Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies hosted this program.

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    1862, Beyond the Civil War

    Historians discussed the year 1862, examining the state of native nations, public lands, black education, and West coast immigration. This program was part of the Organization of American…

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    American West in 1862

    Historians looked back at the year 1862 and discussed Native Americans and the American West, including the U.S-Dakota Wars and the Sand Creek Massacre. This program was part of the…

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    Secret White House Tapes

    The University of Virginia’s Miller Center compiled and analyzed the secret White House recordings of several presidents -- including John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. The…

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    Supreme Court Justices on Roe v. Wade

    American History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about abortion and the 1973 Roe v Wade case in their confirmation hearings.

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    Black Woman Reformer

    Lycoming College history professor Sarah Silkey recounted journalist and civil rights activist Ida. B. Well’s 1893-94 anti-lynching campaigns and her attempts to gain support from abolitionists in Britain.…

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    Women of the Chesapeake During the War of 1812

    National Park Service Ranger Kate Marks Hardy talked about women living in the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812. This virtual event was hosted by the Pride of Baltimore.

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    Legacy of Justice Clarence Thomas

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at a Heritage Foundation event marking the 30th anniversary of Justice Thomas' confirmation to the…

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    The End of Reconstruction

    University of Alabama professor Lesley Gordon taught a class about the end of Reconstruction, the removal of Union troops from the South, and the Compromise of 1877.

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